Murdered Jill Barclay’s loved ones targeted by brazen scammer trying to cash in on the horror

The relatives of the murdered Jill Barclay have been targeted by a scammer who wants to profit from the horror.

The sick organized a fake fundraiser to commemorate the popular mother who was raped, killed and burned alive.

The tragic Jill Barclay was killed walking home after a night out in Aberdeen


The tragic Jill Barclay was killed walking home after a night out in AberdeenCredit: Included
Jill pictured with partner Leon Grant


Jill pictured with partner Leon GrantPhoto credit: Facebook
The tragic mother Jill Barclay


The tragic mother Jill BarclayPhoto credit: Facebook
Jill Barclay with partner Leon Grant


Jill Barclay with partner Leon GrantPhoto credit: Facebook
Rhys Bennett has been in prison for at least 23 years for the murder of Jill Barclay


Rhys Bennett has been in prison for at least 23 years for the murder of Jill BarclayPhoto credit: Police Scotland

But he was upset when he reached out to Jill’s partner and father of their two children, Leon Grant. A disgusted Leon, 49, warned online: “Beware of the ‘Lewis Hamilton’ scam account that is pretending to be Jill’s friend and launching a fake GoFundMe page.”

“This cockroach contacted me and said he was Jill’s friend. I don’t know how deep you have to go these days to dare such utter crap.”

Leon, from Aberdeen, contacted the police, who are now looking for the scammer.

The maniac's sentence is reduced by several years because he is under 25
Hundreds gather for vigil to remember alleged murder victim Jill Barclay

A real GoFundMe page has been set up to raise £100,000 to help demolish the abandoned Farburn Gatehouse property in nearby Dyce, where Jill was killed by evil Rhys Bennett.

The 23-year-old monster stalked her as she walked home from a pub last September.

We shared how Leon revealed that his partner, who died violently for 20 years, left him with post-traumatic stress disorder and that he struggles every time he drives past the crime scene.

The gatehouse’s owner has confirmed that he would accept a “reasonable offer” for it to be demolished.

So far the real cash promotion has raised more than £6,600. Organizers said: “The gatehouse commemorates this horrific event on a daily basis.

“We want to help the family and community move forward through the purchase and demolition of the site without putting additional financial pressure or strain on the family.”

Depraved Bennett, from Ballingry, Fife, was sentenced to at least 24 years in prison last week after pleading guilty to the ‘medieval’ murder of Jill.

A police spokesman said of the online fraud attempt: “A complaint has been received and the investigation is ongoing.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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